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... excitement and squealing as the kids reunited ... and We adults sat down to enjoy the other thing Belgium is renowned for ... Beer!
Day 2 Ghent
Anyone who has seen the recent film "The Monuments Men" will know that Belgium's two most famous artworks are Michelangelo's "Madonnas and Child" which is in the town of Bruges; and then the world's most famous altar piece "The Sacred Lamb" by Van Eyck which is in the Ghent cathedral.
Both towns are ...
... open to visitors today, but we did go into the Coudenberg, the underground remnants of an old palace of the counts of Brabant.
As it was our last day, we had to return to Delirium for a drink, Ben trying the Kwak beer in its traditional Kwak glass, which is supposed to, well, go “kwak” when you drink from it. Either we didn’t know how to drink correctly or it was too noisy in the bar, but we never did hear that dulcet squawk.
... you can’t get inside. Okay off we go to find the Tour d’Angle, a piece of the ancient city wall and tower gates. We did find that although it is being incorporated into a modern apartment building that is under construction. It's very strange how they just hook the old and new together.
Since it is now about noon we decided to find a place to eat that is a little off the beaten tourist way. We’re not going to find something that is not touristy here but ...
... So we weren't off to the best start but we got there in the end! We also spotted Olivier Giroud who plays football for Arsenal in England so that was our celeb spot for the day! We arrived into Brussels, which was huuuuuge! ...should have used the travel actors! Soon enough though we found ourselves at the train station, and then at our hotel. Which from the outside looked like a prison, but was actually quite a cool hotel, that kinda felt like a hostel due ...
Our first stop on our European adventure was Brussels, Belgium. Matt and I boarded the plane and headed on over to Belgium to meet up with Emma, who would be joining us with our travels. She had already been in Brussels for a few days, so we were fortunate enough to have her show us all the best places to go to.
When we first got off the bus that took us from the airport to the city center, we weren't sure which ...